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APR 100   Exploring Trades & Apprenticeship
Credits: 1.00
Description: Explores career opportunities within the Trades. Includes traditional careers and new opportunities in fields such as Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Introduces resources for assisting students in identifying skills needed to succeed in these fields. Audit available.
APR 101   LME: Electrical Theory Fundamentals
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers electrical theory and math for computing the values of voltage, amperage, resistance and power. Also covers various types of electrical circuits (series, parallel, combination) when applying Ohm's Law. Introduces electrical safety, conductors, wire sizes and their application as per the American Wire Gauge (AWG) Table. The principles of voltage drop, efficiency and cost of electrical energy will also be covered. Audit available.
APR 102   LME: DC Motors
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the principles of magnets, magnetism and electromagnetism; AC/DC generators and the process of generating a voltage; DC motors and alternating current principles, including the components of an AC sine wave/ wave-form. Electrical safety, principles of inductance, inductive reactance, capacitance and capacitive reactance, various types of capacitors, capacitor testing and their use an industrial environment will also be discussed. Prerequisites: APR 101 or TE 9631. Audit available.
APR 103   LME: AC Motors & Transformers
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers the theory, construction, and application of transformers and three phase and single phase AC motors. Includes the theory and application of Delta wound and Wye wound motors and transformers. Includes Power Factor in electrical circuits, motor nameplate data, reading schematics, and electrical safety standards especially for Arc Blast and Arc Flash prevention and protection. Prerequisite: APR 102 or TE 9623. Audit available.
APR 104   LME: Luminaires & Equipment
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces lighting fundamentals and their application in the industrial environment. Also covers fuses, receptacles, wiring methods, blueprints, batteries and some solid state components related to their use. Prerequisites: APR 103 or TE 9633. Audit available.
APR 121   Introduction to Electricity and Circuits
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers general atomic theory, electron flow in conductors, calculations of Ohms law when determining the values of voltage, current, resistance and power in series, parallel and combination electrical circuits. Covers sizing and the application of conductors and the concept of Voltage Drop in electrical circuits. Audit available.
APR 122   AC/DC Motors Principles
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the basic principles of alternating current, direct current, and electromagnetism as applied to generators, and alternating current and direct current motors, including the concepts of inductance, inductive reactance, capacitors, capacitive reactance, and their effects upon alternating current circuits. Prerequisites: APR 121 or TE 9610. Audit available.
APR 123   AC Theory for Motors and Transformers
Credits: 4.00
Description: Focuses on alternating current power distribution, transformers, motors, storage cells, solid state semiconductor devices, and Delta/Wye three phase motor winding connections as applied to the heavy industrial environment. Prerequisite: APR 122 Audit available.
APR 124   Electrical Systems Operations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers alternating current measure instruments, test equipment, advanced motor theory, blueprint reading, electrical related materials, AC systems, advanced transformer theory, lighting, grounding and bonding, contactors, relays and general installation requirements to meet code specifications. Prerequisites: APR 123 or TE 9612. Audit available.
APR 125   Electrical Circuits and Wiring Methods
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers residential and commercial lighting, fixtures, and ballast in detail. Includes conductor selection, overcurrent, protection, motor maintenance, calculations, controls, troubleshooting, services, construction upgrades, wire methods, tagout, lockout and appliances. Covers series, branch, and parallel circuits in detail, and the basic use of a multimeter to check for voltage, current, and resistance. Prerequisites: APR 124 or TE 9613. Audit available.
APR 126   Electrical Systems Installation per NEC
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers standby electrical systems, temporary electrical services, fire alarm systems, specialty systems, advanced controls, heat tracing, freezing protection, installation practices, and what constitutes a low voltage and limited energy circuit as per the NEC and the requirements for each. Prerequisites: APR 125 or TE 9614. Audit available.
APR 131   Refrigeration I
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers refrigeration principles and different basic cycles which include heat transfer, temperature, and basic physics and gas laws. Lab includes the use of tools and instruments used for charging and evacuation and recovery methods. APR 131 and FMT 101 both cannot be taken for credit. Prerequisites: MTH 20; (WR 90 or ESOL 262); (RD 90 or ESOL 260). Audit available.
APR 132   Refrigeration II
Credits: 2.00
Description: Cover and analyze the operation of refrigeration system components. Includes compressors, condensers, evaporators, refrigerants and metering devices. Lab includes system components and compressor testing methods, focusing on charging, evacuation and recovery methods. APR 132 and FMT 102 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: APR 131 or FMT 101 or TE 9242. Audit available.
APR 133   Refrigeration III
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers the operation of refrigeration HVAC systems, emphasizing maintenance and controls. Lab includes troubleshooting systems along with evacuation and charging techniques. APR 133 and FMT 103 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: APR 132 or FMT 102 or TE 9243. Audit available.
APR 150   Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training
Credits: 6.00
Description: Introduces Evening Trades and Apprenticeship Program (ETAP) students to the environment of the commercial construction trades, including workplace safety, construction mathematics, blueprint reading and layout, foundations, wall layout and framing, and roof structures. Prerequisite: Department Permission required. Audit available.
APR 160   Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
Credits: 4.00
Description: Provides an overview of the responsibilities and expectations for the Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Technician at today's Industrial Worksite. Centers on the the electrical, mechanical, fabricating, welding, machining, hydraulic, pneumatic and troubleshooting skill-set required in the Industrial workplace. Emphasizes safe work practices. Prerequisites: Placement into MTH 60, RD 115, and WR 115 and department permission. Audit available.
APR 162   Calculations for the Trades
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers measurements and calculations used in industrial and commercial facilities settings. Includes linear and volume measurement methods using analog and digital tools and instruments: ruler, caliper, micrometer, dial indicator etc. Focuses on the use of fractions, decimals, powers, roots, algebraic equations, geometry, and right angle trigonometry to perform calculations for equipment repair, maintenance, installation, and operation. Prerequisites: Either APR 160 or FMT 111 and placement into (MTH 20, WR 90, RD 90) or department permission. Audit available.
APR 200   Trades Preparation
Credits: 8.00
Description: Includes Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Trade topics such as industry orientation, hazardous materials, general on-the-job questions, material handling, scaffolding, rigging, fire protection, hand and power tool use, fall protection, and electrical basics. Covers safety procedures that apply to each topic. Also covered will be related terminology, task planning, methods and functions of construction, apprenticeship application process, program requirements, resume and interview skills and OSHA 30-hour safety training. Recognized by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry: Apprenticeship and Training Division's Council as an approved Pre-Apprenticeship program. Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 60 or higher or department permission. Audit available.
APR 201   Electrical Motor Controls
Credits: 2.00
Description: Provides knowledge and skills needed to design, install, maintain, service and troubleshoot electric motors. Focuses on the operation and installation of control systems, specifically motor starters and controllers. Electromagnetic controls, motors and transformers will also be covered. Lab activities will utilize electrical test equipment to analyze electric motor control malfunctions. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. APR 201 and ELT 201 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: FMT 111 or APR 104 or Department Permission. Audit available.
APR 202   LME: Electrical Code Level I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Assists LME apprentices in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include definitions, requirements for electrical installations, identification and use of electrical conductors, wiring, circuit-protection, wiring methods, materials, and electrical safety standards. Prerequisites: APR 104 or TE 9634. Audit available.
APR 203   LME: Electrical Code - Level II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Topics include installation code requirements for the following: electrical equipment for general use such as motors, luminaries, air conditioners, cords, switchboards and panel boards. Also covers special occupancies which will assist students in locating and understanding electrical code requirements for hazardous locations such as gas stations, spray paint booths, aircraft hangars, health care facilities, places of assembly, theaters, manufactured buildings, mobile homes, temporary locations, etc. Electrical standards will be emphasized. Prerequisites: APR 202 or TE 9636. Audit available.
APR 204   LME: Electrical Code - Level III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Assists LME apprentices in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include: Special Equipment including electric signs, cranes, hoists, elevators, electric welders, information technology equipment, pools, and foundations; Special Conditions including emergency systems, Class 1, 2, and 3, low voltage control circuits, fire alarm systems, and fiber optics; and Communication Systems. Covers State of Oregon statutes governing electrical installations, building code division administrative rules covering license requirements and responsibilities, State of Oregon amendments, supplemental code reference materials, safety standards and practice exams. Prerequisites: APR 203 or TE 9637. Audit available.
APR 221   Advanced AC Circuitry
Credits: 3.00
Description: Includes the theory of alternating current and power. Also includes alternating current, resistance in AC circuits, inductance and inductive reactance, capacitance and capacitive reactance, power factor correction, power in AC circuits, vector analysis and three phase connections and calculations. Prerequisites: APR 124 or TE 9615. Audit available.
APR 222   Hazardous Locations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Includes introduction to hazardous locations, Class I, II, III installations, commercial garages-repair and storage, aircraft hangers, gasoline dispensing and service stations, bulk storage plants, finishing processes and health care facilities. Prerequisites: APR 221 or TE 9616. Audit available.
APR 223   Motor Control Operations including PLC's
Credits: 3.00
Description: Reviews basic motor controls and progresses to moderately complex machine controls. Includes fundamentals of motor control, control of motor starting, control components, programmable controllers, pilot devices, control circuit diagrams, solid state logic and diagrams, development of control circuits and troubleshooting electrical controls. Prerequisites: APR 222 or TE 9617. Audit available.
APR 224   Electrical Code - Level I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Emphasizes the use and understanding of the National Electrical Code. Assists plant maintenance electricians in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include grounding, motors, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, branch circuits, calculations, feeders and specialty codes. Prerequisites: APR 223 or TE 9618. Audit available.
APR 225   Electrical Code - Level II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Emphasizes the use and understanding of the NEC. Topics include cable, raceway, busway, cablebus, switches, panel boards, lighting, heating equipment, transformers and the taking of practice exams. Prerequisites: APR 224 or TE 9619. Audit available.
APR 226   Electrical Code - Level III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Emphasizes the use of understanding of the NEC. Topics include code articles, OAR's, supplemental code reference materials, calculations and practice exams. Completion of the series prepares the student apprentice to become a licensed Manufacturing Plant Electrician Journey person. Prerequisites: APR 225 or TE 9620. Audit available.
APR 227   NEC Review and Exam Preparation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Assists and prepares the Electrical Professional and the Electrical Apprentice to take State of Oregon Electrical Licensing Examinations. Includes use of the National Electrical Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Codes, and applicable Oregon Administrative Rules. Includes electrical calculations applicable to an examination and to the workplace. Recommended: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.
APR 230   National Electrical Code
Credits: 3.00
Description: Instructs the electrical professional where and how to find required information in the NEC book, demonstrating how the various articles work together to provide complete information on a subject. Most code articles (90 through 450) will be explained in detail. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. APR 230 and ELT 230 cannot both be taken for credit. Audit available.
APR 231   National Electrical Code II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Prepares electricians for state examination as prescribed by Oregon State Building Codes Division. Includes code explanations and applications. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. APR 231 and ELT 231 cannot both be taken for credit. Audit available.
APR 264   Mechanical Drive Alignment
Credits: 3.00
Description: Reviews fundamentals of bearings, shafts, belt drives, chain drives, sheaves, couplings and lubrication used for precise operation of heavy industrial equipment. Includes industrial torqueing, tensioning, and machine condition monitoring techniques. Covers precision alignment using analog instruments such as a straight edge and dial indicator. Covers precision alignment using digital instruments such as lasers. Includes vibration analysis. Emphasizes safety procedures while working near machinery, especially machinery with high speed rotating parts. Prerequisite: APR 260 and placement into (MTH60, RD 115 and WR 115) or Department Permission. Audit available.